It’s been a busy week in Alexandria.
City Council unanimously approved City Manager Jim Parajon’s $884.3 million fiscal year 2024 budget, funding citywide pay increases, a fully funded school system and collective bargaining agreements with the police and fire departments.
On Thursday night, the School Board announced that Interim Superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt has been promoted to superintendent. Kay-Wyatt has led Alexandria’s 16,000 student-strong school system since the beginning of this school year after the resignation of Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr. So far, she’s managed ACPS through post-pandemic educational issues, an increase in juvenile crime and the ACPS budget process. Her four-year contract ends on June 30, 2027, and her annual salary is $265,000.
Much of the week was punctuated by crime incidents, including a gunfire incidents in Landmark, an attempted carjacking on Duke Street and another shots fired incident near the Braddock Road Metro station.
- New tool maps out income and racial inequality across Alexandria
- Fairfax County man sentenced 10 years for 110-mph Duke Street crash that killed man
- Teen arrested for attempted carjacking on Duke Street
- Carjacking suspect arrested after midnight pursuit on King Street
- JUST IN: Police investigating shots fired incident near Braddock Road Metro station
- JUST IN: ACPS to announce new superintendent on Thursday
- Fundraiser established for family of the ACHS student who died this week
- Brothers want Tex-Mex restaurant ‘Dos Hermanos’ to open in Del Ray in June
- Mount Vernon Avenue closed near George Washington Middle School due to gas leak
- No arrest after shots fired in Landmark area Sunday morning
- Upcoming free tour explores the hidden history of Alexandria’s Parker-Gray neighborhood
Have a safe weekend!
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Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.